Preventing damage with mouthguards
Our team has a focus on preventing damage to your teeth and gums. Mouthguards are used to prevent physical injuries from sports damaging the teeth and gums which can lead to irreversible damage for life.
At Swish Dental our goal is to minimise the risk of damage to your teeth by making custom mouthguards for our patients who play sports. On average we make around 2-4 a week for patients. Health funds normally cover a good proportion of the cost.
Mouthguards are are custom devices that sit on the top teeth to protect them from traumatic injuries that commonly happen when playing sports. We do not recommend the ready made mouthguards that are sold in shops as they do not fit well.
Patients who have been assessed by us may be recommended one if they play sports where there is a lot of physical contact. Generally soccer is an exception but goalkeepers are advised to wear one.
An impression or mould of the top teeth are taken and sent to the dental laboratory. They will then make your custom mouthguard in the colour you want to fit tightly over the top teeth. Usually in a week it will be ready for us to fit it in for you.